How do consumers engage in the Circular Economy?

The European Commission has recently published a behavioural study on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy, which provides policy-relevant insights to assist with the implementation of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The study found that consumers were generally willing to engage in circular economy practices, but actual engagement was rather low. While a majority…

Trinomics evaluation and country fiches published by DG CLIMA as it evaluates the EU’s strategy for adaptation to climate change

Report: adapt_strat_eval_report_en (3 MB) DG Climate Action published on 12th November 2018 its evaluation of the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change – see here. This evaluation was underpinned by work carried out by Trinomics (as part of a team led by Ricardo E&E and also including IEEP and Wageningen Environmental Research). The evaluation…

Trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation targets

Report: Final gas infrastructure (2 MB) The required sharp decrease in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 may drastically reduce the share of natural gas in the European energy mix. In 2018 Trinomics prepared a study for DG Energy on the role of trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation…

Quest for the ‘sweet spot’ – support to the MTE of the UK’s Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) 

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) was set up by the United Kingdom government, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in December 2015 with a generous budget of £48 million and is set to run until 2020. In essence, the platform serves as a project preparation facility (PPF) seeking to get promising…

Evaluation of Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR)

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, William Keeling How has the Waste Shipment Regulation and the Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 performed so far? The project (the report is expected to be published by end…

Ukraine – Policy dialogue to support investment in energy efficiency in residential buildings

Client: European Regional Development Bank Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova Helping Ukraine develop energy efficiency in buildings legislation in line with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) The overall aim of this technical assistance assignment was to amend components of the legislative and…

Support for an ex-ante impact assessment of the post-2020 financial instrument for environment and climate (LIFE)- Additional service for the NCP network

Client: EC – DG Environment & DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Foivos Petsinaris, Rob Williams, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Federica Gerber How could a Network of National Contact Points support MS participation in the LIFE programme? Launched in 1992, LIFE is the…

Support for the development of a national energy efficiency action plan for Belarus

Client: EBRD Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belarus Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova What are the reporting obligations in the European energy acquis? The overall aim of the project is to assist the Department for Energy Efficiency of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of…

The ClairCity Skylines online game for Amsterdam has been launched.

One of the most awaited outputs of the large H2020 European project ClairCity (Citizen-led air Pollution Reduction in Cities) led by Trinomics has been launched: The ClairCity Skylines online game for Amsterdam. The game (developed by UWE Bristol) is available for Android or iOS – you can download it for free here: http://www.claircity.eu/amsterdam/game-app-2/ As player you are tasked with…

Mid-term evaluation of Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP)

Client: UK – Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Sub-Saharan Africa Theme:  Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Finance Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan, Niclas Gottmann Does the Renewable Energy Performance Platform hit its ‘sweet-spot’? The objective of this assignment was the execution of a mid-term…